Top 25 Ground Clearance Crossovers & SUVs – 2019 Report

Which is the best vehicle for tackling deep snow?

6) Volvo XC90: 10.5 inches (with air suspension)

By and large, two words you’re going to see from here on out are “air suspension”. The Volvo XC90 has air suspension available, and as such it has a maximum 10.5 inches of ground clearance. Sure, it’s no mud-plugging off-roader (like another SUV coming up on this list), but it’s still good to have that clearance in the snow. Prices for the Volvo XC90 start at $47,700 before destination charges.

All-wheel drive models get the option of three powertrains. the base model T5 gets a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 250 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Step up to the T6 and you get a supercharger as well, increasing power to 316 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Finally, the top-spec T8 adds electrification to the equation. Power tops out at 400 horsepower and 416 lb-ft of torque. All XC90s come with an eight-speed automatic transmission.